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Born in Johannesburg to Swazi and Xhosa parents; she mixed jazz, traditional African and popular music. With forty-seven studio, live & compilation albums, not including EPs and singles; Who is this international singing star who was born in 1932?
Mr. Cavoukian is a Canadian singer of Armenian descent, who nonetheless was born in Cairo, Egypt. He is known primarily as a children's performer and his stage name is just his first name used mononymically. Who is this famous performer of the songs; Baby Beluga, Bananaphone, and many others?
Who was the drummer for Fela Kuti and Africa 70, of whom it has been said, "Without (him) there would be no Afrobeat"? Brian Eno called him "Perhaps the greatest drummer who has ever lived".
What is the name of the Tuareg band formed around 1980 by Mali born Ibrahim Ag Alhabib while he was a refugee in Algeria? With several albums and an international audience; their fans include Carlos Santana, Robert Plant, Bono, Chris Martin and others.
Joseph Shabalala was the founder and musical director for which African vocal group who later became famous contributors to Paul Simon's Graceland album?
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
What current Beninese singer-songwriter, born in 1960, is famous for her many collaborations with international artists, including; Dave Matthews, Alicia Keys, Carlos Santana, Josh Groban, John Legend, Ziggy Marley, Yo-Yo Ma, Bono, Philip Glass, Cassandra Wilson, Dr. John and Herbie Hancock?
What South African trumpeter, singer and composer has been called the "Father of South African jazz"? He wrote the song Soweto Blues and even had a U.S. number-one pop hit in 1968 with his instrumental recording of Grazing in the Grass.
What is the name of the current Senegalese singer-songwriter (born 1959), who is famous for his collaborations with international musicians such as; Bruce Springsteen, Wyclef Jean, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Dido, Lou Reed, James Newton Howard, Tracy Chapman and, memorably the song "7 Seconds" with Neneh Cherry?
Who is the South African singer-songwriter responsible for the song "Mbube", aka "Wimoweh" or "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"? Doo-wop group, The Tokens, made their English translated version into a number-one American pop hit in 1961; As the English pop group Tight Fit did in the UK charts in 1982.
Farrokh Bulsara was born in Zanzibar (now part of Tanzania). He later moved to The UK, joined a band, changed his name, and became one of the biggest rock-stars ever. What was the new name Mr Bulsara adopted?
Who was the Malian singer and multi-instrumentalist from Timbuktu, noted for his albums; African Blues, The Source (with Taj Mahal), Mississippi to Mali (with Corey Harris) and Talking Timbuktu (with Ry Cooder)
Ali Farka Toure
Abdullah Ibrahim is a jazz pianist and composer from Cape Town, South Africa, but earlier he went by another name; What is that name?